New Delhi, Mar.1 ANI | 10 months ago

President Pranab Mukherjee has urged the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to continue with their pioneering steps towards modernisation and enhanced combativeness, and to adopt state-of-the-art planning strategies to deal with security threats more effectively.

Speaking at a a function to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee Year of the CRPF, Mukherjee congratulated the CRPF on completing its 75th year of service to the nation.

Describing the CRPF as an important pillar of the ountry's internal security apparatus, Mukherjee said: "The diversity of its role and its unique adaptability to situational requirements, and its capacity to deliver operational dividends in difficult circumstances, has distinguished itself as a very valuable organization."

The President said CRPF has secured and woven the internal security fabric by demonstrating its operational prowess along with a humane approach.

"This pan-India Force has taken pioneering steps towards modernization and enhanced combativeness. But more needs to be done. Ground level tactics have to be made more innovative by the adoption of state-of-the-art planning strategies. To give confidence to the troops, they have to be equipped with modern gadgetry and weaponry. To develop their morale further, the welfare issues have to be addressed promptly," he added.

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who was also present on the occasion, released a theme song for the CRPF and presented the first copy of it to President Mukherjee.

Mukherjee complimented well known lyricist Javed Akhtar for his creative effort in capturing through his lyrics the sentiments of CRPF; and, for gifting the theme song to inspire and arouse each jawan and officer of CRPF. He stated that this initiative would also instill a sense of identity and camaraderie amongst the CRPF personnel.

(Posted on 01-03-2014)

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